More seismic datasets available from state
More sets of seismic data have become publicly available through the Geologic Material Center website under the terms of state tax credits, Alaska’s Division of Geological and Geophysical Services has announced. The data come in four sets corresponding to different surveys: the North Shore 3-D survey; the Cross Island ocean bottom geotechnical study; the North Slope geological field program; and the reprocessing of the Pike bottom hole planning 2-D survey.
The North Shore survey was conducted in 2007 and covers about 124 square miles straddling the Beaufort Sea coast to the west of Prudhoe Bay. The Cross Island survey was conducted offshore Prudhoe Bay and inshore of Cross Island. The North Slope geological field program was conducted at various locations in the southern National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and Brooks Range foothills. The Pike Bottom survey was conducted in 2006 and covers nearly 154 square miles of the Beaufort Sea, northeast of Prudhoe Bay.
Companies who have obtained state tax credits in conjunction with the conducting of seismic surveys have, under the terms of the credits, had to file the seismic data with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. DNR collates and organizes the data. The agency can make the data available to the public 10 years after receiving it.
- ALAN BAILEY